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Our HEPA Vacuums Exceed EPA RRP HEPA Filtration Requirements

So, what does the EPA mean by a HEPA vacuum cleaner? In 40 CFR 745.83, the EPA states:

“HEPA vacuum means a vacuum cleaner which has been designed with a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter as the last filtration stage. A HEPA filter is a filter that is capable of capturing particles of 0.3 microns with 99.97% efficiency. The vacuum cleaner must be designed so that all the air drawn into the machine is expelled through the HEPA filter with none of the air leaking past it.”

While the EPA does NOT currently approve or certify any manufacturers’ vacuums or HEPA filters (the EPA is a law writing agency not a testing/approval agency), Attix HEPA vacuum cleaners exceed the EPA’s definition of a HEPA vacuum and are adequately equipped to safely collect hazardous lead dust generated during renovations.

  • Our Vacuums exceed EPA HEPA Filtration Requirements by filtering to 0.3 microns with 99.99%
  • All HEPA vacuums come with HEPA filters that are individually tested and certified to meet the EPA RRP HEPA filtration requirements.
  • All HEPA filters come with individual HEPA certificates. This provides the necessary documentation and protection you need in case of an inspection.
  • Older model Nilfisk/Wap/Attix/Alto/Aero vacuums can be converted to HEPA vacuums by utilizing a HEPA filter on the vacuum. Click HERE for a selection of HEPA filters.
  • All vacuums have fully sealed containers. It is recommended you avoid off-the-shelf HEPA vacuums that, unlike our HEPA vacuums, often do not have sealed containers, leading to dust blowing through the vacuum. OurHEPA vacuums are designed for contractor and industrial grade, to prevent blow through of dust. Click HERE for a video demonstration.
  • By using bags with HEPA filters, the HEPA vacuums are equipped with multi-stage filtration, including a tested and certified HEPA filter.
  • All HEPA vacuums for lead abatement can be equipped with optional turbo and/or power nozzles. These are floor tools equipped with a carpet beater bar to dislodge heavy lead particulate that may be embedded in the carpet. For more information on beater bar nozzles, click HERE.
  • Selected HEPA vacuums can be used in conjunction with vacuum-assisted power tools to collect hazardous lead debris at the source. A tool cuff can be attached at the end of the hose to connect to the discharge port of a power tool or sander.
What users say about the Attix HEPA vacuums
best, quietest, sturdiest vacuum June 15, 2009
Reviewer: Craig R. from Harbor City, CA United States
Working in tennant improvement in the healthcare industry over twenty years I've used several different models of vacuum. Now that HEPA vacs are required I've traded in my big "orange" hepa vacs for the Attix 8. These little blue power houses have stronger suction, are lighter for the crews to care (they love them), and the vacuum bags stay put and don't fall into the canister fouling the whole unit. Best yet they are hundreds of dollars less than my old "orange" hepa units. Try one and you'll be sold. I have ten to date.

Great vac June 17, 2006
Reviewer: Michael Jennings from La Jolla, CA
I got this vacuum to replace a Rigid vac. Wow. What a difference. I didn't know what I was missing til I got this. It is powerful and super quiet. The best shop vac I've ever seen or owned. I had heard from a friend who had one of these vacuums for 16 years how nice they are. And it lives up to my expectations. Now my wife is using it to clean in the house.

"We have just completed work in what for us is no doubt the most challenging work environment and the equipment performed superbly. We could not be more pleased." James W., General Manager, Curtainwall Services Inc, Illinois

Why Our Vacuums are Superior

Many contractors and many hospitals, including Kaiser Hospitals throughout California, trust Industrial Vacuum's HEPA vacuums for superior cleaning, durability, and power.

For further information on why Nilfisk/Attix/Wap/Alto/Aero vacuums are superior, please click HERE

Click HERE to see a selection of Attix HEPA Vacuums

Click HERE to see a selection of Attix HEPA filters, or if you need a HEPA filter to convert an existing Wap/Attix/Alto non-HEPA vacuum to HEPA certified

Click HERE for a selection of Bags for your Wap/Attix/Alto vacuum. It is recommended to always use bags when using a HEPA filter

Click HERE to see a selection of beater-bar nozzles that can go with Wap/Attix/Alto vacuums.

Click HERE to see how Wap/Alto/Attix HEPA vacuums exceed EPA RRP HEPA filtration standards, and why these vacuums are superior